NEW YORK (AP) – The Latest on the truck attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center (all times local):
A New York police department official says it appears the driver in the deadly bike path attack has links to people who have been investigated.
However, Deputy Commissioner John Miller says the driver himself was never a previous subject of investigation by the FBI or police.
Miller said Wednesday that the man had been planning the attack for weeks and did it “in the name of ISIS.”
He says there were “multiple knives” in addition to imitation guns displayed by the attacker, who was wounded by a police officer. Miller said the driver had handwritten notes that essentially said the Islamic State will “endure forever.”
Eight people were killed and a number of others injured in Tuesday’s attack near the World Trade Center.
A New York Police Department official says the driver in the deadly bike path attack had handwritten notes that essentially said the Islamic State will “endure forever.”
Deputy Commissioner John Miller says the attacker had been planning it for weeks, and had “multiple knives” in addition to imitation guns.
A New York police department official says the driver in the deadly truck bombing had been planning it for weeks and did it “in the name of ISIS.”
Deputy Commissioner John Miller made the remarks at a briefing Wednesday by city, state and federal officials.
He says there were “multiple knives” in addition to imitation guns displayed by the attacker, who was wounded by a police officer.
Hundreds of detectives worked through the night following the Tuesday attack. Among other things, they’ve been “meticulously” collecting security video along the highway that the suspect used before mowing down people on a bike path next to the World Trade Center, killing eight people.
New York City Fire Commissioner Joseph Nigro (NY’-groh) says four people remain in critical but stable condition following the Manhattan truck attack that claimed eight lives.
Nigro and other officials spoke Wednesday at a briefing, one day after an attack along a bike path near the World Trade Center.
Police Chief of Department Carlos Gomez says security enhancements include heavy weapons teams throughout the city.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says victims from other countries will forever be considered New Yorkers.
An Ohio truck driver says the man accused of killing eight people with a truck in New York City was argumentative, seemed to harbor radical views and saw his work life spiraling down.
Mirrakhmat Muminov says Sayfullo Saipov lived in Stow, Ohio, for a few years. He says he knew Saipov because they were both Uzbek truck drivers.
Muminov says Saipov lost his insurance on his truck because of a few traffic tickets. He says companies stopped hiring Saipov, so he left for New Jersey.
Muminov said he heard from Saipov’s friends that Saipov’s truck engine blew up a few months ago in New Jersey. He says that “probably hurt him more than anything.”
Muminov also says Saipov was “not happy with his life” and would get into arguments with his friends and family.
Officials say Saipov left a handwritten note referring to the Islamic State group. Muminov says Saipov never spoke about the group, but he could tell Saipov held more radical views.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Belgian counterpart are vowing to step up counterterrorism cooperation after the New York truck attack that killed eight people, including a young Belgian.
Meeting Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Tillerson said Wednesday “we have seen the evil face of terror in our borders.”
Reynders noted previous attacks in Belgium and voiced solidarity with the U.S.
He said “homegrown terrorism” is as real in Europe as the United States. Together, he says, they can combat the global challenge.
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